Pangea Pearls

Grown on the Standish Shore Oyster Farm, the Pangea Pearls are beautiful petite oysters with deep cups. They are tumbled often to mimic the shape of the Kumamoto. The tumbling also promotes a strong shell, which is further pronounced by an elegant fluted exterior. The Pearls taste more delicate that our Standish Shore Selects, potentially due to its size, and surprises you with a crisp, succinct flavor. We were pleasantly surprised by the meat fill in the deep cups.

Oysterology Details

From Pangea's own farm!

Harvest Locations
Northeast of Standish Shore - Duxbury Bay, Massachusetts

Size and Availability
2.25 inches | Limited

Flavor Profile
Sweet, salty, and buttery. A slightly more delicate flavor than our Standish Shore oysters.

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 2.9% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: 10 ft. tidal range of nutrient-rich waters
  • Bottom Makeup: Sand and silted tidal flats

Growout Method
2mm seed is upwelled in May and placed in nursery bags in cages. They are tumbled repeatedly to duplicate the shape of the Kumamoto. The following spring, they are planted directly on the bottom. We harvest by hand-picking at low tide or drag during higher tides. The Pearls are then hand-selected for deep cups, but small shell length. Time to market: 1.5 to 2 years.